• Cerebral palsy

ABSTRACT: Hagberg, B., Hagberg, G. and Olow, I. (Department of Paediatrics II, Children's Hospital and the Habilitation Unit of Bräcke-Östergård, Gothenburg, Sweden). The changing panorama of cerebral palsy in Sweden 1954–1970. I. Analysis of the general changes. Acta Paediatr Scand 64:187, 1975 From an unselected series of 560 cases of cerebral palsy in Sweden, born 1954-70, the changes in incidence through the four periods 1954-58, 1959-62, 1963-66 and 1967-70 were analysed. The total incidence successively and significantly decreased from 2·2 %0 in the first period to 1·3 %0 in the last. This decrease was mainly related to (1) the syndromes of spastic and ataxic diplegia, (2) the low birth weight babies, and (3) the group with perinatal causes. The decrease was not related to any special intelligence quotient or geographical region.